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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-27-2018, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Pvc canister filter

So I'm thinking of making a pvc canister filter like the eheim classic. Where the water leaves the tank goes to the bottom of the filter and returns back to the tank through the top of the filter I know how to build them but want know where the pump should go should it go on the inlet to pull water from tank through the filter back to tank or let gravity feed the inlet then put pump on the return to pull water from top of filter back to the tank.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-29-2018, 02:56 AM
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Pump will go on return. Its done that way almost on all canister filters.
Just a friendly advice, look for manufactured canister filter on your local Craigs List or aquarium club, trust me at the end you will end up spending more on building, than buying.
(unless you have access to FREE PVC pumps hose, etc...)
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I built my own using 6 PVC. I use Syncra pumps externally and for mine I let the water in near the top and have the pump on the return, near the bottom.

Panonaram is probably right about the cost. I built 4 at one time bring the cost way down. I really like hAving a filter that will not crap out and I will not need to worry about parts breaking down. I spent way more with Eheim & mine do a better job.
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any tutorials threads on this?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-01-2018, 08:12 PM
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I made one using generic tupperware with locking lid...much cheaper that PVC...
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-01-2018, 08:54 PM
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Here is mine Nano with that principle: https://bolbiaquarium.blogspot.hr/20...er-filter.html
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@shaman @jeffkrol thanks for the links guys! maybe i'll try to build something like that. dont need a 5 gal bucket filter on a 40br but then again why not..haha
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Think carefully before investing too much time, effort or money! U-tube is full of great ideas but many of them don't mention the pain involved in using the things they build. The big questions seem to involve how to close a lid quick and easy, make it sure to hold water and still get it open quick and easy.
There are far better ways to save money!
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